The Australian renewables industry has been craving regulatory certainty. A solution could finally be close, with an energy council session scheduled for 10 August (2018) to vote on the final design of the Federal Government’s new policy – the National Energy Guarantee (NEG).
But market participants have concerns over onerous complexity, pervasive long-term policy uncertainty and its restrained r
Financing of renewables across the Asia Pacific has so far been dominated by commercial and multilateral banks. But regional bond investors are showing interest in green bonds and finance – fuelling hopes for the potential growth of capital market financing solutions
India recently unveiled plans to set up the world’s largest refinery at Babulwadi, Taluka Rajpur in Ratnagiri district. The project is expected to cost around $40 billion and have a refining capacity of 60 million tonnes per annum
Malaysia's new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s pledge to review all foreign contracts and projects has those involved in the Kuala Lumpur-Singapore High Speed Rail project resigned to yet another delay. But the market remains optimistic that the deal will be approved, and the wait will be rewarded with a more transparent tender process
In a volte-face that’s enough to make a North Korean dictator blush, the oil majors are continuing to trip over their feet in a bid to reinvent themselves as good guys, having spent the last century-plus playing the black-hat cowboy
Bangladesh has the potential for significant economic growth but still suffers from huge unmet power demand. The country is trying to address this power deficit by investing in renewables and conventional power sources
A wind of change is sweeping the Australian financing market with MUFG closing syndication on its second refi of a major piece of availability-based infrastructure today, leveraging the fearsome might of Samurai lenders
Private equity-backed operators have poured billions of dollars into the North Sea upstream industry over the last 18 months. Neptune Energy’s first deal to buy out ENGIE's portfolio seals the entry of another independent, but is likely to be the last in a flurry of sales of mega-sized upstream portfolios by majors
Looking at the 2017 IJ League Tables, one thing leaps off the page – the number of coal-fired power plants that made it to financial close. That’s a surprising stat to pick out at first glance, and leaves you thinking that surely – in this increasingly sustainable world – involvement in such deals must be fairly challenging for lenders...
Australia’s Minister for Energy and the Environment Josh Frydenberg this week insisted that Australia will hit its 2020 target of 33,500GWh of renewable energy, but that 6,000MW of new renewable capacity must be built by the end of 2019
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